Laser Tattoo Removal
A tattoo is a permanent art placed on the skin by inserting ink or pigment into the top layer. It can be a mark, design, or word. For most people, tattoo represents self-expression. However, some people may change their minds and figure out how to get rid of a tattoo. Some of them may have regretted having the tattoo because the design did not meet their expectation or it's no longer meaningful for them. Whatever the reason to get rid of the unwanted tattoo is, if you wonder can tattoos be removed, we have a quick and effective solution for you.
Laser Tattoo Removal at ETERNA Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic
Laser Tattoo Removal is a non-invasive treatment that uses Q-switched laser energy to remove unwanted tattoos.
Using Quanta Laser, tattoo removal process can be done safely and effectively.
How Does Quanta Laser Work for Tattoo Removal?
Quanta laser works by fragmenting the tattoo's pigment colors with the laser beam. Laser wavelength will be absorbed by the tattoo's pigment colors and break them up. Similar to laser pigmented laser, the skin on the treated area will flake off a few days after the treatment, leaving you a more faded tattoo color.
What is The Treatment Like?
Before the procedure, you will consult our professional to evaluate your tattoo. This step will also determine how many sessions you need. The session number depends on the size and the colors of your tattoo. Darker colors are easier to remove since they absorb the laser wave the most. Hence, fewer sessions may be needed than those tattooed with brighter colors. The depth of the tattoo colors that go into your skin also affects the sessions required. Most patients need 4-8 sessions with 45 days interval between sessions to remove it completely. However, you might start to notice a significant result of this laser tattoo removal after 3 sessions.
Once the consultation is complete, our nurse will numb the area with an anesthetic cream. A before photo will also be taken for the documentary so we can note the progress by comparing your tattoo before and after the treatment. After the numbing session, the procedure will begin with protecting your eyes from laser radiation with safety eye shields. Then, our doctor operates the Quanta Laser device. When the laser beam is directed at your unwanted tattoo, you may feel an uncomfortable sensation. Most patients describe it as similar to being snapped with a rubber band. The procedure takes 10-30 minutes, depending on your tattoo's dimension and color. A small tattoo may take a few minutes, while a more extensive or multicolored tattoo takes more than 10 minutes.
What Can I Expect After Having Tattoo Removal with Quanta Laser?
Tattoo removal healing process takes time. Right after the treatment, you may notice a frosting effect on the treated area. This commonly appears for about 20 minutes and then is followed by swelling and redness lasting up to 7 days. To minimize these side effects, our doctor will prescribe you with antibiotic cream. Laser tattoo removal aftercare instruction will also be given to make sure the treated area is well taken care of at home. During the following weeks, as the wound heals, you will notice changes in the tattoo color. The ink will start to fade. You will also see your skin become brighter in color. The result will be progressive in every session.
Frequently Asked Question
Laser tattoo removal is indicated for those who want to eliminate unwanted tattoos. However, further consultation is required to determine the patient's eligibility.
Even though laser tattoo removal is painful, most patients describe it as less painful than having a tattoo. An anesthetic cream will help to minimize the pain.
Laser is the most effective treatment to remove unwanted tattoos, compared to excision or dermabrasion, since the laser can target the pigment precisely. However, you may need to consider the risks and side effects and discuss it further with our professional whether you are a good candidate for this treatment.
In a small number of cases, scarring may happen when the post-care protocols are not done correctly. How you treat your skin after laser treatment is essential to prevent any side effects from appearing. Therefore, make sure to follow tattoo removal aftercare instructions.
Yes, tattoos can be completely removed by laser treatment. However, several sessions are needed to remove it altogether.
Sometimes, scarring may happen when the post-care protocols are incorrectly done. How you treat your skin after laser treatment is vital to prevent any side effects from appearing.
Laser hair removal on tattoo should not affect or remove your tattoo. The laser hair removal device we use at Eterna Clinic, Fotona Laser, is not designed for tattoo removal. To learn more about our laser hair removal treatment, click here.
Tattoo can be our self-expression or identity. However, when our life is changing and our tattoo is no longer related to our life, or when our new tattoo is different from our expectations, removing it can be an answer. The safest and most effective treatment to get rid of those unwanted tattoos is laser treatment. However, before proceeding with the procedure, understanding the risks and side effects is essential. Discuss it further with our professionals at Eterna Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Clinic Bali.